Major attractions of Punakha are:
Punakha Suspension BridgeOne of the oldest suspension bridges in the world, Punakha Suspension Bridge in Bhutan was believed to be built by the Buddhist Monk, Thangtong Gyalpo.This ancient hanging bridge is draped with prayer flags all along and provides a perfect spot for bird watching and nature photography.This historical bridge is worldwide known for its picturesque appearance.
Mystic River Mo Chhu and Pho ChhuThere are two rivers named Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) in Punakha, Mo Chu is widely preferred for the first-timers, kids and elderly people. Mo Chu River is considered to be calmer, gentle with few currents and rapids becoming the most used one to raft on compared to Pho Chu as it is said to be violent where only professionals and experienced rafters are allowed. Both of these rivers present a zestful ambiance with mesmerizing view.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal ChortenKhamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is situated on the ridge above the Punakha valley, provides a beautiful panoramic view of the valley. The unique structures and vast collection of Yub-Yum figurine, along with its picturesque landscape, made this place one of the major tourists attractions.
Talo MonastryFormally known as Talo Sangngak Choling, is located on the west side of Punakha valley, directly north of the Nalanda Buddhist Institute. Talo Monastery is a major tourist attraction in Bhutan that is built on a small plateau. It presents visitors with a panoramic view of the entire Punakha Valley.
Punakha DzongIt is the most beautiful Dzong located at in two rivers named Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) in Punakha, Mo Chu is widely preferred for the first-timers, kids and elderly people. Upon visiting the Punakha Dzong, visitors will not only be mesmerised by the Bhutanese architectural marvel but will get an opportunity to explore the sacred history of this ancient place.
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